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AS and A2 level: ICT at Casterton College Rutland

Course description

Why study ICT? ICT is the driving force of technological change and impacts on all aspects of our lives. If you want to work somewhere where ICT plays a major role or if you want to specialise in this area then this is the subject for you. What will I learn? You will begin to realise the important role that ICT plays in society and understand the wider picture of basic terms and concepts. You will look at the fast changing world of ICT as used by organisations. You will undertake a range of practical software activities – designing, implementing and testing solutions. How will I learn? Practical skills will be used to complete projects alongside the knowledge and understanding taught. A small project is completed in the first year and a substantial project in the second year. It enables students to demonstrate their skills at analysing a problem, designing a solution, developing the software, then testing, documenting and evaluating it. It will be assessed via the practical compilation of a Portfolio of evidence.

Entry requirements

C in English required. C in Maths required. C in ICT or CiDA if taken

Future opportunities

Progression. Progress to Higher Education courses or commence employment. Currently, there are many career opportunities nationally in the IT sector and possible career opportunities include Systems Analysis, Database Administration, Web development, Business Information Systems and Information Management and many other careers where a knowledge and understanding of how ICT can be applied in society and business, and the implications of its use will be a valuable asset.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Casterton College Rutland directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year